• Space Rangers!
    Explore our NEW summer science camp for kids. Get the free toolkit >
  • Books About the Moon and Apollo 11
    Recommended fiction, nonfiction and poetry about space, for kids 3-12 years old
  • Our 2019 Big Summer Booklist
    Fiction and nonfiction and poetry for a summer full of stories about the world
  • Start with a Book: Read. Explore. Learn!
    Themed books and activities to inspire active learning all summer long
  • Assistive Technology
    Find resources to help kids become strong readers and writers
  • Reading Tips for Parents in 13 Languages
    How to help your kids (babies to grade 3) build their literacy skills!
  • Match Young Readers with Books They Will Love!
    Create custom booklists from our library of 5,000+ books
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
    What every teacher should know
"semantic gradient"

This vocabulary strategy helps kids puzzle out nuanced differences in the meaning of related words.

Classroom Strategies

Growing young readers: what matters in early literacy

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness

All About Pre-K: How to help our youngest children get ready to read! Video, tip sheets, milestones and more.

Great Teaching

Great Teaching

Reading 101: Our guide to teaching reading and writing, including 9 self-paced course modules.

Parent Engagement

Parent Engagement

Growing Readers: Subscribe to our monthly parent tips and help support your young readers! (In English and Spanish)

Start with a Book

Summer Learning

Start with a Book: Awesome books, activities, apps and more to keep kids reading, talking and exploring.

"You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend." — Paul Sweeney